The ITU UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2018 took place from 26-30 March at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
This years event was organized under the theme “Skills for a connected world” and includes four tracks: defining and mainstreaming digital skills, innovating skills provision for jobs in the digital economy, closing inequalities and gender divides and mapping and anticipating changing skill needs. Participants exchanged knowledge about the ways governments and other stakeholders can define and achieve the skills-related targets specified by Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4).
A Symposium was held on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March and featured key note speeches and high level plenary addresses from ITU, UNESCO and other partner organization. ITU organized two Symposium breakout sessions: one, in partnership with ILO, to identify the common challenges and solutions of job-ready digital skills providers and the other to highlight France’s promotion of digital skills to grow their digital economy, both in support of the ITU-ILO Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth campaign.”
A Policy Forum took place on Thursday 29 March and offered a platform to discuss the different pathways that governments are using to support the development of the digital skills required in the digital economy.
Other highlights of the week included 16 workshops which facilitated demonstrations of innovative policies, research, projects, and mobile learning solutions; and Strategy Labs hosted by ITU and UNESCO partner organizations which helped guide the conceptualization and refinement of projects for defining frameworks, assessing digital skills across groups and across time, and anticipating the changing needs for digital skills.
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